Moorish Idol


Common Name:
Moorish Idol
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Species:
Zanclus cornutus
Average Size:
20 centimetres
Description:

The Moorish Idol is a very popular reef fish among scuba divers and snorkellers. It's a small to medium-size fish that is comfortable swimmig near humans. They are often found in groups, but can also be seen alone. Their bright colours and shape make for good underwater photographs, or just to follow along the reef without a camera. They are found in tropical and sub-tropical seas in teh Indo-Pacific region.

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